Casino and racetrack operator Churchill Downs has announced that it has agreed a deal with International Game Technology (IGT) for the purchase of more than one-thousand historical racing machines, also known as HRMs that will operate on the HHR platform.
Historical Racing Machines are currently approved for use by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and provide player outcomes from the results of previously run live horse races (historical races).
Churchill Downs has stated that it intends to use the Historical Racing Machines at many of its properties, including Derby City Gaming in Louisville, along with other gaming facilities now and in the future.
Nick Khin of International Game Technology commented on the HRM deal and what it means for his firm:
“Adding HRMs to IGT’s vast portfolio further strengthens our position as an end-to-end solutions provider and creates new opportunities to help drive our customers’ growth. Our HRMs will be offered on some of our top-performing hardware including the CrystalDual 27, CrystalSlant and CrystalCurve cabinets, and will leverage some of the most recognizable themes in the gaming industry such as Fortune Coin, Griffin’s Throne and Stinkin’ Rich.”
Austin Miller of Churchill Downs shared his excitement for the partnership:
“CDI is excited to introduce IGT’s HRMs with their top-rated themes to our venues and players. IGT’s vast content library and reputation for delivering world-class products aligns with our commitment to delivering premier gaming and entertainment experiences to our guests.”
International Game Technology is one of the largest producers of gaming machines, including slots and HRMs. The firm specialises in digital and gambling technology.